Nigeria: NGO to Empower 500 Widows

As part of activities to mark this year’s International Widows Day on June 23, the Rock of Ages Empowerment Foundation will on Sunday empower 500 widows in the FCT and six other states.

Founder of the organization, Evangelist Ignatius Newman Ezeigbo, disclosed this at the weekend while briefing News men about the event in Abuja.

He said the organization will be empowering the 500 widows with the sum of N5m and food items like rice, and semovita among others, along with free medical treatment.

Ezeigbo called on Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the International Widows Day to start helping widows around them no matter how little, saying they need assistance.

Some widows, who spoke at the event, like Sisister Faith Owoicho from Benue State and Rosemary Joseph from Cross River State, said they encountered hardship after the death of their husbands but with the help of the foundation, they now adequately feed their children, pay their school fees and started a trade of their own. They urged people to extend helping hands to widows.

The Rock of Ages Empowerment Foundation was founded in 2007 and caters for the needs and rights of widows and orphans.

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